- the wireless card is nowhere to be found (it's an Intel Centrino)
- the screen uses 1024x768 resolution, because the (detected) 1280x800 native resolution of the widescreen LCD has a HorizSync outside the (detected) range; I'm trying to figure out how to force the HorizSync into the desired range
- the fingerprint scanner can't be found
- Beryl works out of the box; a bit gimmicky, and Aqua still looks better
- it seems that the built-in SD card reader is detected
- the IEEE1394 connector is detected
- it seems the Bluetooth adapter is detected
I found that adding
Option "DDC" "false"
to the Device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and adding a Monitor section (system-config-display doesn't create one) with the hard-wired desired modes allowed me to over-ride the flat-panel DDC modes. So I have 1280x800 resolution display now. Next stop.. wireless. Really odd, it's an Intel Centrino machine, one would expect that to work out of the box.